Kenya: Needs Assessment and Grant Writing Consultant – Child Protection – Kenya

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Organization: Terre des hommes
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 29 Jun 2018

Needs Assessment and Grant Writing Consultant

Terms of reference (ToR)

Date: 21.06.2018

From: Tdh Kenya Country Representative – Marie Joron

TERMS OF REFERENCE

Country: Kenya

Location : Kenya, Kakuma refugee camp, Kalobeyei settlement and Nairobi

Starting date: 05.07.2018

Duration of the field mission: 15 days

Time dedicated to the desk review and to the writing of the expression of interest: 1 week

Under responsibility of: Rolland Gueneau, Desk Officer at HQ, in collaboration with the Program Coordinator and her Child Protection Assistant in Nairobi)

HQ follow-up: Marion Prats Estingoy, CPiE Expert

Funding Sources for the consultancy: Tdh core funds

PRESENTATION OF TERRE DES HOMMES (Tdh)

· In general

Tdh is the leading Swiss NGO focusing on child rights. It is active in more than 30 countries with development and emergency projects. Tdh focuses its action on the two following areas of intervention: health and protection of particularly vulnerable children. Modern management and communication tools ensure the quality of Tdh’s projects. The Foundation constantly aims to improve its services.

· Brief presentation of Tdh in Kenya

Tdh started operations in Kenya in September 2011, as part of the response to the Horn of Africa famine. Since 2012, Tdh has provided direct aid to refugees in Dadaab’s Kambioos (closed in March 2017) and Hagadera refugee camps, though psychosocial support, recreational activities, case management, community mobilization and awareness

In addition, Tdh implements Maternal and Child Health Nutrition and Child Protection projects in partnership with the government in Garissa district, and Child Protection projects in Nairobi’s Korogocho slum.

Tdh is currently the only Child Protection services provided in Hagadera camp, funded by UNHCR (waiting for feedback from BPRM and UNICEF).

Kakuma is a more recent refugee camp at the border with South Sudan which sized has increased in 2016 with the influx of refugees from South Sudan and the repatriation of refugees from Dadaab. A second settlement named Kalobeyei has opened at the same time. Tdh is keen to develop a Child Protection project over there, based on a needs assessment.

GENERAL OBJECTIVE OF THE ASSIGNMENT

The overall purpose of the assignment is to develop a full proposal (complete with logframe, detailed budget, work plan, plus other relevant annexes) for submission to an international institutional donor in July / August 2018 based on a needs assessment.

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSIGNMENT

  • Review secondary literature on child protection needs/challenges in Kakuma / Kalobeyei as well as livelihood needs / challenges especially in terms of community inclusion in Kalobeyei and provision of child protection services by the Government of Kenya (GoK) for the refugees and host communities.

  • Review Tdh current project documents in Hagadera refugee camp (Dadaab complex) as well as innovative child protection models from other countries especially those linking Child Protection and Livelihood support.

  • Meet with key Child Protection stakeholders working in Kakuma and surrounding areas (UNICEF, UNHCR, LWF, Tdh NL, Department of Children Services) as well as with other partners working in the refugee settlements there (NRC, DRC, IRC as example), local authorities (Refugee Affairs Secretariat, Governor, Member of Parliament and / or his assistant, County Commissioner etc) as much as needed to ensure that the programme design integrates expertise and feedback from all relevant actors/sectors, including private sector, Government departments, and others as needed.

  • Develop tools and methodology for the needs assessment

  • Conduct needs assessment in identified areas

  • Disseminate the findings of the needs assessment to Tdh staff and other stakeholders

  • Produce needs assessment report

  • Draft/write a consolidated concept note based on needs assessment report, also work with relevant Tdh staff from Kenya and HQ to edit and finalize the concept note / proposal

  • Work with Tdh Country Support Services Coordinator and HQ Finance Controller, and others to develop the programme budget.

METHODOLOGY

Overall approach and data collection methods proposed:

  • Preparation phase: Secondary data review, briefing with Tdh personnel at headquarter and at Nairobi, writing an inception report for needs assessment stating the sources of information, tools for collection. The methodological proposition of the assessment must allow a mutual understanding between the Tdh teams and the consultant, regarding the objectives, scope, time and expected results of the assessment.

  • Field phase (Kakuma camp): Meeting key stakeholders, especially local authorities, refugee representatives, beneficiaries and other relevant people (from UN agencies, NGOs etc) using individual questionnaire and Focus Group Discussions (FGD).

  • Analysis and debriefing phase: The results and preliminary conclusions will be presented to the Tdh teams and partners at Nairobi and headquarter will be organized (if necessary via Skype) to discuss the results and the recommendations.

  • Development of the full proposal: the consultant will work in close collaboration with Tdh staff and will seek further inputs for the proposal development process from Tdh.

  • The consultant will prepare a schedule for the submission of the first drafts of proposal components and the full proposal to Tdh with deadlines for feedback from Tdh.

DURATION AND DATES

3 weeks, from 5th July 2018

BUDGET

The maximum available budget for this consultancy is $ 7,000, all costs and taxes included.

PROFILE OF THE CONSULTANT

  • Preferably an advanced university degree (masters or equivalent) in international affairs/studies, development, child protection, or a related field
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in the design, proposal writing, and/or management of

Child Protection programs, preferably in Kenya. Strong program design skills, including capacity to prepare logical, coherent, and consistent documents including logframes and budgets.

  • Prior demonstrated experience developing proposals for institutional donors
  • Ability to integrate different experiences, methodologies, and approaches especially in terms of livelihoods and capacity building of government members.
  • Excellent communication, writing, and editing skills
  • Fluent in English – Swahili is an asset

The consultant will conduct his or her duties in respect of the Charter of Terre des hommes and the Tdh Child Safeguarding Policy.

Tdh expects that its contractors’ professional conduct reflects proper behaviour in accordance with local culture and traditions. The incumbent assures the moral protection of the name of Tdh and defends in all circumstances the interests of the movement.

Tdh intervenes without any affiliation for politics, religion or financial profit. He/she will direct his or her activities and engagements without preoccupation of political, racial or religious affiliation.

The consultant shall commit to respect Tdh’s Risk Management Policies including: Child Safeguarding Policy, Safety and Security Policy and Anti-Fraud/Corruption Policy, Whistle Blowing Policy. The consultant immediately agrees to respect all specific security instructions of Tdh and based on Tdh security analysis and knowledge of the zone and those involved there. The consultant shall commit to inform supervisors and to deal with any cases, allegations, or possibility of transgression, even potential, of the Tdh Risk Management Policies.

No data can be used by the consultant concerning this study without the written permission of Tdh for a duration of 5 years. The consultant acting as service provider will make sure to present himself as such for all discussions held within the framework of the consultancy.

· Working hours, holidays: from 8am to 5pm, 5 days a week with a break of 1 hour for lunch

· Conditions that may influence data collection: if any demonstration or security incident happened, the consultancy might be impacted as the consultant won’t be able to access Hagadera camp

· Availability and provision of services (local translators): Tdh staff would support translation when needed

· Availability and provision of office space, cars, laptops, tape recorders, and procedures for arranging; meetings, requirements for debriefings: No computer or laptop provided to the consultant, a desk will be available. Transport from Nairobi to Kakuma will be managed by Tdh. Based on the consultant preliminary note, Tdh team will propose a meeting schedule that might evolve regarding constraints and availability of the people to be met.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should submit:

· A proposed methodology (2 pages maximum,in English, including time allocation)

· A financial offer including of a detailed budget in columns (fees, other costs)

· An up to date CV

· 3 references

Only complete applications will be considered.

The applicants must send off requested documents electronically to Ms Virginie Civel: vci@tdh.ch, clearly indicating on the subject line “**KEN application grant writing– your NAME”**

The deadline to apply is 29th June 2018

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